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Janine Roebuck is a mezzo-soprano equally at home in opera, operetta, oratorio and popular song and is particularly good in roles which require a touch of comedy.

However, when she was told at the age of eighteen that she was going deaf, many people told her she would have to give up her dreams.

Instead, she decided to keep her disability a secret and she went on to become successful in both opera and musical theatre.

She managed to keep the secret for over thirty years, before finally deciding to go public and has recently had bilateral Cochlear implants fitted, which has been life changing.  She now gives inspirational talks on coping with hearing loss - how she followed her dreams and with a positive outlook on life how she achieved her goals.

Janine made her debut with New Sadlers Wells Opera and has sung principal roles with all the major houses in the UK. As well as opera she sings musical theatre and is best known for her comedy roles.

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She was a regular guest on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2 and has worked regularly with Richard Baker on Classical Music Cruises.

She has devised her own one-woman show entitled This Thing Called Love, and written and performs a show about the life and works of Joyce Grenfell entitled Stately as a Galleon. 

Her engagements have included singing the role of Carmen&nbs...

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